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of libya is killed -- ambassador of libya is killed. a violent protest against an american made film. welcome to "g.m.t.." also coming up in the program, it could prove to be in the worst industrial disaster in pakistan history as more than 230 people are dead in a fire at a clothing factory in karachi. and germany's constitutional court says that there's nothing to stop the country taking part in the euro bailout fund. it's midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 1:00 p.m. in benghazi where a violent protest portraying the prophet muhammad has led to the death of four u.s. officials, one of them the ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. officials said he died when the consulate was set on fire. three others died. there's been no confirmation from the united states. the secretary of hillary clinton issued a statement. but she added there is no justification for violence. emily buchanon has more. >> inferno overnight at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants stormed the compound and set fire to buildings. it's not clear yet how the ambassador died, but reports suggests hi
attacked our people. >> as the u.s. mourns the death of it was a massacre to libya christopher stevens, demonstrators in yemen stormed the u.s. embassy there, protesting an american-made film than a credit me profit mohammed. we will go to yemen and egypt where protests have entered a third day. then to one of the world's leading islamic scholars, tariq ramadan on "islam and the arab awakening." >> if you look at the situation in tunisia and egypt, corruption, poverty, unemployment -- many people who were visiting egypt are dealing with the media saying, there is something not going right. the situation is very bad. we knew something could happen. >> as new census figures show 46,000 americans -- millions of americans are in poverty, we will speak with tavis smiley and cornel west. >> inequality, the top 1% got 93% of income in 2010. income. wealth. that is morally obscene. it is an ethical abomination. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. protests are spreading in the middle east over u.s. made film c
now!" the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed along with three other embassy staff after protesters stormed a consular building, denouncing an american made film insulting the prophet mohammed. secrets and lies in the terror wars. and look how the bush white house was deaf to warnings ahead of the 9/11 attacks. >> one of the things that was most surprising to me during their years of reporting on this was the number of elements of the story that were advanced by governments around the world that ended up not being true. >> kurt eichenwald on his boat "500 days." and a whistleblower once jailed after revealing how ubs had helped americans evade taxes. >> today is a great day for whistleblowers, a great day for all the honest americans out there who work their job, pay their taxes, and today is a great day for tax fairness. today is a terrible day for big- time tax cheats. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three embassy staffers have been killed in an att
in libya, we went to a newly liberated town, famous or notorious for sending an unusually high number of young muslims and to fight american forces in iraq. some former soldiers return to their own country last year, joining revolutionary militias, and keeping their weapons even after gaddafi was overthrown. s he says he knows the group' influenced but -- influenced by al-qaeda were behind the attack on the u.s. consulate. >> it is first hand information. it is direct information. they believe libya cannot be a hub for the conflict. but it should be used or utilize as a backyard for a logistic space for a bigger fatah, which is egypt or syria or maybe both of them. >> the americans cannot reverse the arabs bring. the question as how to respond to the dangers? -- the americans cannot reverse the arab spring? should it avoid treading too heavily in the region for fear of exacerbating the issue? or has it become, as some republicans feel, too indecisive and apologetic? america needs to make it clear what it stands for. >> what the united states needs to do is take the kind of leadership
after protests in libya. joining me, david kirkpatrick of the "new york times" from cairo and david ignatius of the "washington post" from washington. >> i think one of the things that may have played a role in his vulnerability is that ambassador stevens was something of a hero to the people of benghazi. he was stationed there throughout the conflict. he really provided eager and important support to the rebels who were trying to oust colonel moammar qaddafi when that fight was going on. he's somebody who's seen around town not necessarily with a heavy guard eating local food at local places, hanging out with local people. he's friends with a number of sheikhs, with many of the prominent local intellectuals. i think he had reason to believe the city of benghazi really had his back, that he was very welcome there. >> rose: continuing on the subject of libya, i talked earlier today by telephone from geneva with former secretary general of the united nations kofi annan. what should we worry about when you see the kinds of demonstrations we have seen in cairo and the more lethal conseq
, baghdad -- gaza, baghdad. in libya, with the american ambassador was killed, we have had reports of drones over head, and the u.s. is sending two destroyers to the coastline. >> the american embassy in yemen this morning. protests spreading. demonstrators climbed up the walls and stood on the entrance roof, security guards opened fire. the cause -- an obscure, crudely made film deemed insulting to the prophet mohammed. how much further my anger spread? -- might the anchor spread? in cairo today, where the protests started and continue with petrol bombs and tear gas, reports came of trouble in and morocco, tunis, gaza, and elsewhere. egypt's president unequivocally condemned the film. >> i have called on the american people to reject this behavior. this horrible behavior that actually causes harm. it does not benefit anybody. nor can we accept that there is such an entity and aggression against embassies and consulates or against people for the killing -- or the killing of anybody, for that matter. >> america isending more warships and trips to libya to protect its buildings, as well as fbi
they rejected the imposition of democracy in libya. >> libya's celebrating mortars day, with guns. and since the fight against muammar gaddafi began, we are reminded of the sacrifices the state -- these people made. but there are some here who still refuse to lay down their weapons. radical islamist groups say that the fight for libya is not over. that they completely reject these western-style solutions. >> we do not believe in the democratic system. even countries ruled by democracy know that it is fake. we want to tell the whole world that the project of democracy is not for us and does not suit islam. >> they deny allegations that they are responsible for the death of the american ambassador. although they said they sympathized with other organizations, including al qaeda. >> they have identified and arrested 50 people in connection with last week's attack. and they admit that many of the perpetrators hold against libya. >> much of this is just for show. authorities have been criticized for failing to get on top of a worsening security situation. >> we believe that public opinion, the ma
tuesday's attack on a u.s. consulate in libya which killed the ambassador and three other staff. demonstrators in yemen are also targeting american diplomatic missions. they gathered in front of the heavily guarded u.s. embassy in sanaa. they chanted religious slogans. some threw stones at the building or attempted to climb over the walls. embassy staff say one person was killed and five were wounded after yemeni security forces opened fire. protesters are angry the american-made film ridicules the prophet muhammad and includes scenes of sexual nature. muslims object to any depiction of the prophet. >>> tensions are also high in egypt as anti-u.s. demonstrations continue. nhk world's yu kobayashi reports from cairo. >> reporter: protesters are out on the streets again. they gathered around the u.s. embassy for a third day. security forces shot tear gas to disperse the crowd. the demonstrators fought back by throwing stones. security forces are trying to break up the protests. they want to make sure it doesn't get out of control. more troops were sent in. the protesters were push
killed in libya, secretary of state hillary clinton categorically rejected the message of the anti-islam video. at the same time, she reiterated u.s. support for the freedom of expression and deplored the violent response to the video. >> we condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms and we greatly appreciate the many muslims in the united states and around the world who have spoken out on this issue. violence, we believe, has no place in religion and is no way to honor religion. >> also in washington, top interfaith leaders, several of them muslims, came together to denounce the violence. they strongly urged their communities to reject activities and speech that stoke religious hatred. >> we must oppose all efforts to divide people in the united states, in libya, in egypt and around the world along religious lines. small groups of violent extremists, no matter their religious identity, cannot be allowed to define their religion or their nations. >> we'll have more on all this in a few minutes. >> the protests came as the us marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/1
terrorist groups were behind an attack in libya. gunmen stormed the consulate in the city of benghazi, they killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. officials say the gun men started shooting and throwing bombs. the building went up in flames. the attack continued for more than four hours. government officials described the assault as elaborate and said the fbi and libya are looking into the possibility that terrorist groups were involved. the attack fell on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. marine corps commanders are sending the anti-terrorist unit to the libyan capital and strengthen security around american diplomatic facilities. >>> the members of the security council reaffirmed that such acts are unjustifiable regardless of their motivations. >> german ambassador is the current president of the council and said the council called on all u.n. members. to protect foreign diplomatic missions. and secretary general said in a statement that nothing justifies the brutal violence in benghazi. >>> libyans had staged protests outside a consulate before the attac
positive response, especially from young people who went out onto the streets of cairo and libya to ask for their right to free speech to begin with. >> i've been struck also -- i've been following this debate for it's not just muslim majority countries pushes for these restrictions, but it's an idea that also has traction in some african and african-american countries where people have an idea that religion is somehow difficult and you shouldn't insult religion. in fact, even in western yurm there's some. already it's again the law to deny the holocaust in many european countries. our notion of free speech, especially when it comes to religion, is not shared around the world. >> but is it changing? >> i think it is changing. as the world becomes smaller, we live in a globalized world, and people recognize as president obama said in his speech that someone with a phone camera can cause a stir around the world. we have to be able to adjust. we've got to be able to have a discourse and dialogue when it comes to difficult issues like this rather than take the streets and commit acts of vio
dubbed over their voices after the filming. new details have emerged about the attack in libya that killed as a ambassador christopher stevens and three of his staff on tuesday. a senior libyan official now says militants may have used the protests against the anti islam film as a cover to attack the consulate. according to the official, the attack on the embassy was the first part of a two-pronged attack timed to coincide with september 11. militants later raided a safe house in the compound right as u.s. and libyan security forces arrived to evacuate the staff. libyan authorities say they have arrested four suspects. president obama invoked the libya attacks during a campaign stop in golden, colorado thursday, vowing there would be repercussions for those responsible. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [applause] i want people around the world hear me, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proud to present to the rest of the world's. no act of violence shakes the result of the united states
in california and went viral. viral.protest nats natsit's triggered violence in several areas... including libya... where 4 americans were killed tuesday... including the u-s ambassador to libya.the ooama administration is still investigating the attacks to determine if they were spontaneous... or part of a long-forming plan. but it's still unnlear how to reduce tension in countries with a u-s presence. 1:09 bolton says: "backing away from the film is not going to eliminate the hatred or extremism. (butt to) the harder they push, the more we apologize, they'll just push more."-butt to-1:00- 1:07 yates says: "i think it's very very immortant noo to disengage from this vital region, we justthave to find a way that doesn't involve military invasions." invasions."secretary of state hillary clinton ii making calls to u-s ambassadors in muslim regions. the embassy in islamabad closed down today... as a precaution ahead of more planned protests. a deadly "superbug"... has killed a 7th person at maryland's national institutes of health clinical center.the latest victim is aayoung boy... who
. last year, france played a key role rein libya. i am please to have laurent fabius back at this table. welcome back. >> it is the same table, although a different venue. looking at libya and looking at syria, when should united nations or member states intervene? >> well, these are different situations. in libya, i think we've been right in intervening because gaddafi was a dictator, and you remember that there was a sort of libyan spring, and nobody was possible because of gaddafi. therefore, a decision was taken to intervene. >> rose: is the principle you don't intervene no matter how atroacials the acts of the government in power, if in fact they have a member of the security council who opposes? or if in fact they have an army which will make it a very bloody affair. >> no. >> rose: are those the rules? >> no. the rule is because of veto if one or two people-- nations -- permanent security members-- we cannot contribute because our principle is to intervene only if we have a legal authorization. and up to now, threerussia and . and, therefore, up to now, we haven't been able to in
on monday alone. the rebel commander says islamist militants from libya and other countries have joined other groups of opposition fighters, but he denied any relationship between his troops and militants from abroad. >>> iranian leaders have opened up the country's main nuclear facility for the first time. the president of mongolia visited the site in the central town of natanz. iran's state television showed the president inspecting centrifuges used to enrich uranium. he was shown around by agency chief. the mongolian president said he understood the uranium is being used for peaceful purposes. the facility is iran's largest uranium enrichment plant. iranian politicians are keen to work closely with mongolian leaders because of that country's abundance of uranium. israeli leaders have said the iranian army could use the enriched uranium for nuclear bombs. they've threatened to attack the site. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton urged caution on iran's nuclear development. >> we share this common position that iran has a right to the use of peaceful nuclear energy, but iran must a
look at libya today, i mean, we were instrumental in getting rid of that regime. we were instrumental in getting rid of that regime in egypt. i think the much more important question is why do they hate each other so much? why do do so many people try to climb into power there against the other? that's really the question we have to ask them. what my column today was about was how much sort of just hate speech you have in their media directed against shiites, directed against arab christians forget the jews, against sufis. this is not just about us at all. where does that come from? >> rose: has the arab spring lost its momentum? and is in the danger of being hijacked? >> you know, my view was always always this is going to take a long time and we're in-- we're not even at the end of the beginning. this is just going to-- this is a 50-year hole that's been dug in that part of the world. and... >> rose: modernity, women-- >> everything. and so it's quite and a half natural that the islamists were going to have the first crack at this because they were the most organized force. we saw i
in the arabic nations, starting from tunisia, libya, egypt and now syria. and syria will reach a stability very soon with the will of the syrian people, god willing. >> rose: let me talk about syria then i'll come back to egypt. what's necessary to stop the killing in syria? >> ( translated ): the international community needs to cooperate in order to achieve this goal and in order to achieve a real goal by the people of the free will to support the people of syria in their march towards freedom because the killing and the bloodshed, these are crimes that are being committed right now and the world is watching it and we see this and this is something that keeps us away from sleep. we need cooperation between us. we have a quartet between egypt and iran, saudi arabia and turkey and with the help of the united nations and the countries of the free world i believe that we are getting close to a solution very soon. god willing. >> rose: what would that quartet do? egypt, iran, saudi arabia, turkey. >> ( translated ): well, you're talking about the countries that have influenced on the conflict righ
under attack in egypt and libya, tragically ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in benghazi, governor romney has attempted to make some political attacks out of the situation. and here is what he said. >> i think it's a-- a -- -- a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values. >> rose: president obama responded in kind in a conversation with cbs news. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and name later. >> rose: the question is will this issue influence voters come november. more generally, how the nominees shaping up now that the conventions are out of the way. joining me from washington john dickerson, the political director of cbs news and a correspondent for "slate" magazine. and i am pleased to have him on this program. what do you make of this, john? >> well, it's funny, as you said, there has not been a lot of talk about foreign policy and it is the issue over which a president actually has a lot of control as president. the economy, the president doesn't have that much control. what i make of it is governor r
will say here tomorrow. but if you look at libya, we had more opportunities to influence it, and we did. and we influenced it in a very positive way. and they like us more than a lot of people do in the middle east. but notwithstanding that, and the fact that libya died trying to protect him, we lost an ambassador this and other americans, because other people didn't. >> rose: take syria as an example, should we be doing more in syria? >> well, if the world were or at least we had some sort of alliance, i suppose you could try to have some sort of no-fly zone but the pilots would be very much in risk in that because of the capacity the syrians have on the ground to shoot down airplanes. so this is, syria is a really difficult proposition. and it's a complex to society. when mr. assad goes as i believe eventually he will, what takes its place. how do we do that? these are complicated things. i don't know enough about-- when every one of these things is going on, gi out of my way not to talk to hillary about it so i don't have any information i shouldn't have so i don't inadvertently say
was simultaneously drone bombing five countries for yemen, somalia, libya, afghanistan, and pakistan. he succeeded in redefining war. these are historical accomplishments of the worst kind he did this with libya after bombing this country for seven months certainly afflicting tens of thousands of deaths, although the u.s. does not a knowledge how many people were killed. after seven months of bombing libya, president obama tells the u.s. congress that this does not come under the war powers act because it was not a war at all. and it wasn't a war at all because as far as we know, no americans were killed. this is the definition of -- re definition of war. it is not a war as far as obama's doctrine is concerned unless americans are killed. he and slaughter is many people in the world as you want to as long as -- you can slaughter as many people in the world as you want to come as long as americans are not killed. so this is definitely a war president. i do not understand why people who are peace minded like the good doctor are not up in arms, why folks who oppose republican wars cannot seem to brin
to remove milosivich. >> rose: qaddafi in libya. >> then of course people should understand this would be slightly difference from saving lives immediately. >> rose: all the example you just showed, do you think they are bad precedents, whether it was milosovich or sadaam husain. were they somebody russia disagreed with on each count. >> we disagreed with any use of force which was not authorized by the security council. >> rose: it is said that your government and you are, were very much upset by what happened in libya in terms of the united kingdom, with the security council authorized and what the french government did, that that somehow offended you, that that colors your impression of what you're prepared to do in syria. >> that's not the right word -- >> rose: choose the right word. >> -- to describe it. no one likes when people cheat. when it relates to international issues of huge importance involving hundreds and thousands of human lives the cheating is heavier price. >> rose: what's the cheating. >> the cheating was on the no fly zone. the no fly zone, this notion when it
on the ground are waiting for intervention, as some see intervention along the lines of libya i don't think that is a solution in syria. i think you make the situation worse. and many countries are not prepared to go in and do that. >> rose: the u.s. economy, syria, and the life of the secretary-general when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the knoll following:. >> from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. all eyes will be on the federal reserve this thursday when it is expected to announce further monetary policy to boost the united states economy. after last friday's disappointing labor report there is a growing call for a robust response from the central bank which is the fed, financial markets have rallied with the expectation of a third round of bond buying known as cuan tative easing. but that option is controversial with the election two months away. joining me from washington david leonhardt, washington bureau chief of the "new york times". in 2011 he won a pulitzer prize for his columns on the u.s. economy. i'm pleased to have him back on this
. in libya, authorities are investigating the attacks that killed the american ambassador and three other americans and several libyans or so whorpe trying to protect the diplomats, and they have made several arrests in libya, as nick childs now reports. >> the standoff and simmering tensions still on the streets of cairo. here and elsewhere around the muslim world, the authorities have been bracing for more public anger to flare up after friday prayers over the controversial video. the muslim brotherhood has called for egyptians to protest outside local mosques, an effort perhaps at least to disperse the anger. this comes at a critical time, as the two sides have been trying to rebuild their ties following the upheaval that toppled long-time u.s. ally, mubarak, and brought the muslim brotherhood to power. with the new egyptian authorities, the last few days have presented an unwelcome challenge. so, after u.s. complaints the egyptian authorities were slow to denounce attacks on its embassy, this letter from the muslim leader to the "new york times," we do not hold the american government
in several areas... including libya... where 4 americans were killed tuesday... incluuing the u-s ambassador to libya.the obama administration is still pnvestigating the attacks to determine if they were spontaneous... or part of a long-forming plan. but it's still unclear how to reduce tension in countries with a u-s presence. 1:09 bolton says: "backing away from the film is not going to eliiinate the hatred or extremism. (butt to) the apologize, they'll just push more."-butt to-1:00- 1:07 yates says: "i think it's very very important nottto disengage from this vital region, we just haae to find a way that doesn't involve military invasions." invasions."secretary of state hillaryyclinton is making calls to u-s ambassadors in muslim regions. the embassy in islamabad closed down today... as a precaution ahead of more planned protests. it's been a deadly year the swinn flu and west nile th virus. so with the traditional flu season now upon us.... wwll you be assed to take more shots? shots? joel d. smith is towson to find out. good morning joel d. 3 3 3 a hard loss for the rave
where protesters were torching a movie theater. deaths, including that of u.s. ambassador to libya, have already been linked to protests and violence that swept the muslim countries around the world as a result of the film. a french cartoon depicting the prophet mohammed in pornographic poses has only added new fodder to the global outcry. thursday, thousands of pakistan is demonstrated in the capital of islamabad as police and security forces attempted to block access to u.s. embassy. at least 50 people were reportedly injured as police fired live rounds and tear gas. protests were reported in multiple countries thursday including indonesia, iran, and afghanistan were hundreds of people held a peaceful march in kabul and chanted anti-american slogans. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns held talks in libya thursday with the country's new prime minister and head of the national congress following last week's attack on u.s. embassy in benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador and three of his staff. burns attended a ceremony to honor ambassador christopher stevens. >> this is a ha
with foreign policy, and we have already seen how mr. obama and mr. romney have responded. with libya and other parts of the world. what is your sense that they need to calibrate the situation going forward? >> it is a difficult thing for america, because i think it is very important to hold the line. it is important to say we have some fundamental freedoms in this country that we cherish and that we are not going to bat down from that. it is very important to say that while at the same time not slamming the door on conversations with people. i think president obama is much closer to getting it right. mr. romney has said a few dumb things. tavis: you lived to write this book and tell the story in your own voice. there are those around you that are not as fortunate. >> that is correct. tavis: how do you feel about the death that came to those around you? >> it was terrifying. two of my translators in italy and japan, and my japanese translator actually died. he was a college professor. he was killed one night on campus in an elevator shaft, and it is clear from the investigation that this was no
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